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, a fractured public school system, untenable energy costs, and natural disasters the likes of which our generation had never seen. and then, in december, just when we thought the worst had happened -- it actually did. the people of connecticut, the communities you represent, and all of us in this chamber when tested, we met those challenges head on. we did as our forefathers did, as our grandparents and parents taught us. we dug in. we banded together. we decided to focus not on what makes us different, but on what makes us the same our common humanity. it is this core strength and spirit of community that brought us together to accomplish so much on behalf of the people of connecticut. two years ago, we faced the single largest per-capita deficit in the nation. it was a problem decades in the making. we knew that getting our fiscal house in order was critical to creating jobs. connecticut employers needed a responsible and predictable partner in state government. we came together and passed a balanced budget. we cut more than we added in new revenue. and even after revenues came in s
these four schools. each exhibits a new energy and renewed sense of purpose and more schools are lining up to be transformed in the years ahead. of course, reform could not be complete without supporting our teachers. they have dedicated their lives to our children. for the first time in a very long time, we're dedicating new resources for them as well. we know success is possible. we have seen it paired with a cooperative effort where every voices heard, we are going to replicate it in classes around our state. the bottom line is, students will be better prepared for school today and for the job market tomorrow. [applause] when it came to energy, our state had been a national leader for years in the worst possible way. we had the highest electric rates in the continental united states. rates that are squeezing the budgets of families and businesses. we came together and decided we needed a plan to take these problems head on. we realized our economic, environmental, and economic needs were all related, and that the path we chose would impact our economy in the state for years to come. con
to gun safety, and this is "hardball," the place for politics. ore energy than i used, when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. >>> as expected this afternoon, president obama tapped jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. lew, a man i believe of good and strong values, currently is the president's white house chief of staff. before that he was director of the office of management and budget. the president urged congress to confirm him quickly. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well and i could not agree more. >> that man standin
, it just -- the energy around this place, and we were lucky enough to feel it, this took place over the road from us, was extraordinary. >> three powerful pictures. one, first stood in silence and prayed. second, the 60,000 on the international plaza lifted a shout. you might have heard that in the building. >> heard it where i live. >> it shook heaven and earth. third, the great beam of light representing our hope to shine a light on slavery shot three miles in the sky. i knew it was coming. most people didn't. it took my breath away. it's that visual symbol, instagramable moment. you can't tell someone in four seconds what's going on with slavery in the world but you can show them that image of 60,000 little lights and one giant light, and that can begin the conversation of saying, we're waking up and we want to do something about it. >> yeah. i admire you and the energy and the work that you guys are doing. keep it up. good to see you. >> thank you. >> the found of the passion movement. an extraordinary gathering, too. if you're in atlanta around that time of year, check that out
energy critics and property depreciation or general business credit. >> coming up the neighborhood squabble over wild turkeys. a group says they have to go. >> an invitation by facebook create as frenzy in tech circles. >> diet drinks promise to keep the pounds off but there is another >> good morning, everyone, at 4:53. a live picture toward the westbound with the bay bridge with traffic moving okay. we will check to see if there are other trouble spots in a couple of minutes. >> aaa expects gas prices to be lower this year compared to last year barring unforeseen events. the average price for a gallon unledded is $3.61 in california, the fourth highest average in the country. the average price was nine cents higher at this time last year. this morning, the average price is $3.67 in san francisco and $3.59 in san jose and $3.58 in oakland. >> popular infant property is being recalled because of mold recalling newborn rock in place sleepers after receiving 600 reports of mold on the sleepers with 16 newborns becoming sick. consumers should immediately inspect the product the area b
, and water energy companies. we are working with policymakers and representatives from private industries and institutions to affectively and strategically identify and address cyber security policy issues within the states. finally, i want to talk for a moment about the energy and energy security. i am proud to say that my state of oklahoma, working along with democratic governor from colorado, has teamed up with 22 other states to work for the conversion of our state automobile fleets from traditional gas-powered vehicles and trucks to natural gas vehicles. we -- when we come by all of our state's purchasing power we were able to let a national bid which has driven down the price of cng-powered vehicles by thousands of dollars, making the vehicles more affordable for state budgets and the private sector. each automobile has the potential to save $20,000 in fuel costs, freeing up resources for priorities like education and health care. just as important, our initiative supports the production of american-made natural gas and the creation of american jobs, which will once again benefit ou
year. number three is gun control, number four is energy according to cbs news and number five, tax reform. top five issues facing the new congress. next is robert joining us from florida independent line, good morning. caller: good morning. on behalf of many independents and certainly many voters that now have which might call, voters remorse, if they haven't felt it yet, time will come it will occur. the difficulty of our leadership in our america is take a picture of triangle. executive, legislative and judicial. right now, we have a fractured triangle on behalf of the president and part of the triangle is damaged by the senate. the record shows that the republican congress has effectively and factually presented numerous job related legislature to the senate and many other stopgap bills for all the enormous amount of laws and rules and publications or what you want to call leadership out of control forcing on many of our businesses won't hire. host: robert thanks for the call. for three decades john kerry was the junior senate from massachusetts. but the picture this morning
? >> manufacturing could be a huge bright spot. primarily due to energy. we just saw an announcement by dow, they are going to build the largest chemical plant in the world and build in it texas because they can get cheap natural gas. that is on the footsteps of exxon and shev ron making the same kind of announcement. there is 12 natural gas plants in the country on the agenda to get built because of cheap energy. manufacturing could be a huge winner here in this country and bring jobs back into this country as opposed to shipping them overseas. >> jamie: i really just want to ask you for practical purposes as people may have less money to take home, government gets more. i'm sure even though we alearn s year, this year, we know that milk and other basics will cost more. where are we at this point? >> we just have to get used to. at the end of the day, national debt is unsustainable. we do have to resolve it. i liken it to gas prices, we all tend to pull back a little bit. we cut spending and we get used to it and live within our means. as a country we need to live within our means. energy,
and we know enough about how crashes work and how to disburse the energy from a crash that you can make vehicles safer and lighter at the same time if you know how to build them properly. host: independent line. go ahead. caller: i bought a car this year first thank you for c-span. i'm a c-span junky. but i bought a car this year and i really wish that i hadn't because some of these newer cars are very expensive to fix. they have computer chives chips. and if you buy it from a second rate auto dealer or your credit is not that great they jack up the price and they jack up the interest rate and you end up under water with cars that cost more than your car note is to keep on the road. host: could you tell us what you bought and what you paid for it? caller: i bought a 2008 chrysler sea breeze and i paid about 12,000 for it . host: so your monthly works out to about what? caller: about $300. guest: and that is a concern. you're right. buying a car is still can be a very complicated very opaque process. you have to be individual lint pretty much at every step of the way to make sure that yo
downstairs," which is our parents "downton abbey" from the '70s really didn't have. it brings american energy. >> it's aired in europe, aired in britain, and it's now coming here. that hasn't stopped some people from getting a hold of it. it's kind of a new phenomenon. >> it's relatively new. ask the music industry. you can go onlip, if you're wicked, and download it illegally. i saw it because i live overseas. but if you want to go on the internet, you can see something. the headlines of "the guardian" will tell you everything that happened this season. don't do that. >> i'm a big fan. i'm certainly not doing that. shirley maclaine, she is coming on board. she's an american icon actress. she's playing the dowager. she's the american mother of this couple here. >> cora. >> talk about the significance of that because she and maggie smith are going to play mirror images of each other. >> this is the ultimate head to head. think of dynasty with joan collins and linda evans. it's very similar to that. i have to say, although i'm a proud american, when you see the first smackdown scene between mag
and energy and effort working with the department, some of the members of the commission working with the department and the chief has indicated, just confirmed what is already very apparent, his willingness and readiness to work on this issue and president mazzucco has also expressed concern and dedication for us to be looking at this as well. so i propose that we do address this. we decide on a time and a meeting to allow the community to come forward and tell us, you know, what their thoughts and feelings are in terms of gun violence in this city or measures that could be taken, but that we also look at it from a professional law enforcement perspective and invite the other, you know, key players in the city, the mayor's office, the board of supervisors, occ, of course, and everybody to, you know, roll up their sleeves and look at the best of what's out there professionally to see if we can't improve on our statistics in san francisco. so that's my proposal on the table. >> i agree. if we can have a presentation with the community present and have the chief explain about wha
, immigration, energy. these things aren't -- you can't put them on hold for four years, joe. so if i'm the president, i'm energized. and i use the debt to resolve the debt in a way that doesn't have blood on the floor. i use the debt to segue into dealing with all those other tough issues. build a coalition, a working coalition. i still think we can do it. maybe i'm naive. i think if the president leads, he can build a coalition and get things done on those crucial issues. >> the other thing we don't know, you know, when you have a second term, you are obviously the unexpected has more opportunities to happen. eisenhower is a good example. you never know, franklin roosevelt and the second world war, you know. there's -- things will happen. he will have to confront that we can't know about now. >> it has been -- talking about the unexpected. talk about newtown. that does give the president an opportunity to do some of the things he wanted to do. when we interviewed him for person of the we are, he was focused on the issues that, i think, he will focus on in the second term. immigratio
around 3.1%. they're desperate for workers, truckers, people who can contribute to where the energy industry is right now. things like what you are talking about here, to have to pick yourself up and start over again -- 57 can feel pretty old. on the other hand, you have got 10 more years of working life ahead of you before you can get your full social security benefits. you've got to not given, if you can help it, and try to find the energy and commitment to start over again. there are jobs out there, but it is not easy to change. host: one of our viewer saying, with weak demand in a number of key sectors, what is happening with the retraining effort? guest: that is something congress will have to work out again. that tends to be on the spending side. i think that the community colleges in this country are really trying hard to pick up some of the slack and work with businesses to come up with training programs. the one thing that everyone has learned some lessons about is the nonsensical student loans, taking out a bunch of student loans, going to community college and never finis
obama outlined his vision for the new year. >> we need to promote our energy independence and protect our planet from the harmful effects much climate change and shielding our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> president said that he's looking forward to work with the new congress and proud that they passed landmark legislation. >>> the first family will conclude the holiday break late tonight. they're scheduled to depart from hey high around midnight. -- from hawaii around midnight. the first family started the end of the year vacation on december 21st. but the president returned to washington last week to help negotiate the fiscal cliff deal. >>> your tax refund could be coming late they are year and you can blame the fiscal cliff deal. they will issue tax forms based on the laws. the agency will not start accepting tax returns. but two years ago congress was in a similar bind. and tax season didn't begin till mid-february. >>> minority house leader nancy pilosi is depending a photo depicting women democrats in the state. she's calling it and accurate historical error. th
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is luring more energy firms including conoco phillips to the seas. booming pacific rim trade is increasing commercial shipping in these waters and less sea ice means expanding routes. the u.s. coast guard is tasked to cover an area that spans the
with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. >>> today in arizona a solemn reminder about the gun tragedy that happened in tucson on this day two years ago. a gunman opening fire on a crowd at a tucson shopping center at a congress on your corner event. six people were killed including a 9-year-old girl. 13 others were injured. one of the victims was the host of the event, congresswoman gabby giffords. she was shot in the head at close range and rushed to the hospital. miraculously she survived. her incredible comeback story has been an inspiration to many across america. since that terrible day despite national outrage and calls for gun control reform, nothing has happened. there were many other shootings including the outrageous murders in the city of chicago
she played little league baseball. >> she was a ball of energy. ball of life and she will be missed by us. every day. >>> alyssa treatment of becoming a firefighter-paramedic. they presented her with a patch. proceeds will go to the national center for missing and exploited children. >>> a man stabbed a cab driver last night outside the macarthur station. the incident began with an argument between a man and woman inside one of the trains. the woman got off the train with the man chasing after her. he followed her into the taxi. the cab driver tried to inter convenient and that's when he was stabbed. another cabbie took the cab driver to the hospital that was stabbed. no word on the woman involved. >>> a hitchhiker stabbed a man giving him a lift. it happened on river road. the victim had a child in his car when he picked up the hitchhiker. it is unclear why he was stabbed. but he was able to stop the car and throw the hitchhiker out. he was taken to the hospital with stab wounds and they are now searching for the hitchhiker. >>> this happened yesterday afternoon on gary street near
bit, you see the cloud cover and very weak disturbance. most of the energy well off to the north and west. some sprinkles of the showers. tomorrow morning, when you get up, you'll have a few clouds out there but we should stay up until the afternoon. here is the plan if you are going out. mostly cloudy here, right through 10:00, 11:00 tonight. until 12:00 or 4:00 a.m., chance for snow showers. we should be right back in the sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. here is your accu weather seven- day forecast. looks fun. let the colder in temporarily, for the day on monday. if you need a january thaw, check out that seven-day. we have lots of 50s by the end of next week. by friday, saturday, mid- to upper 50s. >> wow. >> long term, we are not looking at anything -- >> well, we are looking warm at the end of next week and then we take a turn for the cold. >> so enjoy the warmth while we have it? >> yes. >> looks like some good weather, as we were talking about for the game tomorrow which, of course, is on everybody's mind. d.c. mayor vincent gray was sounding off against seattle. he had a
? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> guards say they detained a cat a cats that was trying to smuggle a saw, drill bits, cell phone and batteries into a prison. it happened in brazil around new year's day they tell us. the guards say they caught said cat at the gate after they noticed someone had wrapped it in tape. the prison spokesman says it's tough to find out who is responsible as the cat doesn't speak. officials say the cat does not face any charges, that they consider all 263 prison inmates suspects. emotional delivery for a married couple in california. they got hundreds of love letters. letters somebody stole from their 40 years ago. the couples say they wrote to each other while the husband served in world war ii. they saved all the notes at their home and then a robber took them in the 1960's, the letters somehow ended up with a stamp collector who later died and recently his son tracked down the husband through his military service number and returned the letters. >> it just bri
, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> he was so extreme, he was often called cheney's cheney. as council and chief of staff to the former president, david addington was the bush administration's chief advocate for torture. addington believed that wartime presidents should be granted extraordinary powers and was widely considered to be the driving force behind the bush administration's embrace of enhanced interrogation techniques and electronic surveillance. back in 2006, david iglesias of the "washington post" described aing on the as the bush administration's ideological enforcer. most mornings during the first term, he would join the staff meeting in the white house counsel's office and take potshots at anyone he regarded as insufficiently committed to the president's agenda. it was very surprising if anyone took a position more conservative than david. and this was a very conservative office, recalls one former colleague. he was the hardest of the hard-core. it turns out this hardest of the hard-core right wingers just landed a
the country, all in one night. i was at johns hopkins just north of here and just to see the energy for change. there's really this powerful movement out there that people want to change the system, that people want to fix this problem. a week later we screened at the pentagon, hosted by the u.s. surgeon general. she said this film is going to propel us how we practice health care in the military. that's powerful stuff. but i am most optimistic about if i don't know if we can weep for change to happen in washington. i don't know if we can weep for national change. but i must to mistake about this change happening at a local level, community by community, clinic to clinic. >> final clip for a discussion. dr. nissen from the cleveland clinic. >> the commercials on television, why do we need to wait? we can take a pill right now. >> when i watch the networks, half the answer for pharmaceutical agents. the >> it's not sure canada, united kingdom, france, germany. the only other countries new zealand. new zealand and united states or the other two countries to advertise prescription drugs. what doe
're desperate for workers, truckers, people who can contribute to where the energy industry is right now. things like what you are talking about here, to have to pick yourself up and start over again -- 57 can feel pretty old. on the other hand, you have got 10 more years of working life ahead of you before you can get your full social security benefits. youve got to not given, if -- give in, if you can help it, and try to find the energy and commitment to start over again. there are jobs out there, but it is not easy to change. host: one of our viewer saying, with weak demand in a number of key sectors, what is happening with the retraining effort? guest: that is something congress will have to work out again. that tends to be on the spending side. i think that the community colleges in this country are really trying hard to pick up some of the slack and work with businesses to come up with training programs. the one thing that everyone has learned some lessons about is the nonsensical student loans, taking out a bunch of student loans, going to community college and never finishing or never g
-growth tax reform but on energy. we have opportunities in this country to create an incredible number of jobs and get the kind of economic growth that will help with the deficit. energy is just one great example. also, eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. that is a national-security issues. we have got to do better. the right kind of approaches like we are talking about to stimulate economic growth. host: former congressman barney frank has told the governor of massachusetts that he wants to be in the u.s. senate. guest: i think it's going to be very important, because we do have to get real savings in terms of addressing any kind of debt ceiling agreement. so i think this is a very important stretched. like you and i have been talked about, buckled down and get it done before the deadline. but it is going to be difficult. that is very clear. you are talking about a big challenge. >> we talked in with the newly sworn in senator. this is just over 40 minutes. host: we welcome another former governor and now the senator from maine, angus king, an independent. guest: good morning, steve. the
discussions on anything from energy to health care. your husband is a doctor. she's very knowledgeable about health care and has talked with me some ideas i look for to working with her on. i've spoken to her about some things i want to do to stimulate energy in this country. i look forward to welcoming her to the senate. host: what piece of advice do you have? guest: i want to be careful about giving anyone advice. i would just say we need bipartisanship. i think she and i will work together to be part of the solution on these issues in a bipartisan way. host: this -- guest: i think we need reforms. you and i just talked about them and i have already given a couple specific examples. in medicare, i think we need to look at some means testing for upper-income individuals and we need to look at the indexing. i think we can make these reforms to entitlements in a way where we are not changing them for people who are at or near retirement but for the future recipients. i think you can get support from republicans and democrats to do it and broad public support, because for seniors at or near re
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? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> some people are taking aim at hollywood right now accusing the film industry of making violent movies that help escalate gun violence in real life. ben stein just told us this hour, here's cnn entertainment correspondent nischelle turner. >> reporter: explosions, gore, and gunshots. violence on screen is the bread and butter of the blockbuster machine. and blaming the industry for inspiring real life tragedy is as old as hollywood itself. but in the wake of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, as americans looked for answers, the head of the nra directly linked the tragedy to hollywood. >> there exists in this country sadly a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. >> reporter: action star and politician arnold schwarzenegger calls that accusation simplistic and inaccurate. >> you have to look at the gun laws. and you have to look at everything. every aspect
energy into somebody else and not your partner. tloo then they get jealous. >> i agree with that. you should always be flirting with your partner. flirting is a gift. the way you two flirt with each other. you have someone you love, show them all the time. >> but here's the thing. i think when some people are tactile, and when you talk to somebody, if you hold someone's eyes, like i'm holding your eyes for longer than is normal, i know it's okay to do that, but there is ae point where everyone who flirts knows when they're stepping over the line. >> i don't know if they know. hoed wra. >> flirting is fun. >> let's talk about being friendly. you are just talking about being professional. you are not talking about altering the energy and making it a little sexier. >> you're not married, hoda. you're not in a serious relationship. >> god. thanks for that. >> you can flirt with everybody. >> i woman drive my husband crazy. it creates problems. >> what about it? you are going out with your friend. your dear presented. >> hoda. >> you are married, and you are her wing woman. you have got to
for much of the session. the dow is up seven points. energy is flat. let's take a look at wells fargo. profits hit a record high. that is good. they are not doing as many mortgages. they are the nation's biggest lender. you can see it is down by one and a quarter percent. cheryl: how did last year's drought play out? jeff: it was pretty wild in here today. five of the past six years, this has been a limit move. take a look at what it was. we had, i think, scott shall indeed, a 26-point move. >> we had a pretty big range. jeff: this crop report is definitely a mover. take a look at this. this is the usda world agriculture supply and demand. it is down 13% on the year. acres harvested down slightly. the stocks way down. a lot of farmers sold in this. >> we are really starting to worry about the next year. we cannot have another year like this past year. jeff: we had a lot of money come into this market when that happened last year. if we get another drought, oh baby, this could be a place to make some money. lori: it makes you wonder if mother nature has a bet on commodities. jeff flock
to, you know, overnight because you want sustaining energy so you're going to do something like a half turkey sandwich, which is fine on whole grain bread you want your blood sugars to remain steady. 30 pistachios, and takes him to eat them. covered with a dark chocolate or piece of cheese. again don't go for the vending machine, bring a snack and you're set. >> peanut butter cup is into the on the list. >> not on the list. >> tucker: e-mail from renee, what are some breakfast ideas for those who don't like breakfast, i know i should eat something and i only want coffee. i'm on your team. >> if you're not the person who wants to eat breakfast first thing, i can relate, i don't like to eat until nine. that's one thing, sometime between the morning when you wake up or lunch squeeze in 10 grams of fiber insurance. if you don't like breakfast food, shake it up. find something out of the ordinary, the kiwa double boosted with the chia or fulgar. that he's inexpensive and i think it's a hot one for breakfast because it's the same amount of calories as oatmeal, but double the fiber. >>
'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> this is the time of year when the big movies, big stars battle out for box office profits and nominations. what was the number one movie this past weekend? low budget nearly starless horror movie. the "texas chainsaw massacre in 3d" slashed its way to the box office. $21 million it took in. beat out "django unchained," which i haven't seen yet. also beat out the "the hobbit" and les mis. great to see you. happy holidays. why? >> this is counterprog
was a volunteer of some sort. and, you know, between my educational background, my volunteerism, my energy, my enthusiasm to help all military families, i would be absolutely elated to. and if anything i would like to be a part of a group so they can see my family is no different than their family. we go through the same thing. our loved ones are deployed. we have times of separations. our kids miss their parents, whether it is their mom or father deployed. >> we will follow up. we will follow up with you, ashley broadway. we will see if what happens, what happens for you. let us know. stay in touch. >> thank you for your time. >> ashley, thank you. >>> now i want you to look at this piece of video. this man climbs on top of this roller coaster, does this look familiar? new jersey roller coaster here, seaside heights, jumps down in a police boat. wait until you hear why he was there in the first place. plus, the granddaddy of all tech events, the consumer electronics show happening now in vegas. we will show you -- we'll show and tell for you this afternoon some must have gadgets right after t
of limited supply it may not have as much impact on food prices as say, energy prices might. jenna: interesting. there are a lot of dynamics at play, that is to be sure what we look at when we buy in the supermarket. you mentioned what we can do, when we have a problem we wonder what we can do about it and some of the disaster relief. is the response from the usda to something like a drought and the government in general similar to the response of the government and use of taxpayer money when a natural disaster happens like a hurricane? >> it is a little bit different because we don't operate under the fema process or fema program so we don't have resources allocated or appropriated for this purpose. that is one of the reasons why we were so frustrated of failure of the house to get a farming bill through in the waning days of the 2012 congressional session. that would allow us to provide cash assistance to the producers. as it is right now we're limited to what we can do. we're trying to get the rest of the federal farmly to focus on these farmers an ranchers. the right now the co
the dialogue to change that discussion. do you want your children dodging bullets? many people look at energy and the consumption of our metal resources. this is important. it is not binding. -- unending. host: joseph ramirez adds this to the conversation -- the white house said the president will meet with hamid karzai on friday. josh ragan is on the phone with us to give us more details about these nominations. let's begin with the nomination of chuck hagel, why? guest: president obama has long been a friend of chuck hagel and they knew each other since 2007 when they served on the foreign relations committee. they traveled to iraq together in 2008 when president obama was just a candidate they have a similar war of view and agree on a lot of these issues. chuck hagel has been serving as president obama's intel is advisory board co-chair, they get along and obama can put someone in the office that agrees with him. he has a great personal relationship with him. host: what about the confirmation process? what is it looking like right now? articles are saying that there are about 10 senators w
sat through several weeks of markup of a piece of legislation in the energy and commerce committee. >> bill: that must have been exciting. >> solid waste bill. they had amendments to the legislation. they debated some issues. they voted it out of committee finally. it was like stuff that just doesn't happen anymore. it just doesn't happen like that anymore. now the bill that they're going to move are written in the leadership offices with the negotiation with house and they're done. whether we actually ever see them or not is a different matter. congress has changed. congress has fundamentally changed the way it's done its business. i'm not convinced it is a good thing. then again i'm not in the opinion business. >> bill: speaking of the opinion business, i just saw the latest poll, ppp public policy poll 9% approval rating for congress. 85% disapprove of the job congress is doing. there are cockroaches that have higher than a 9% approval rating. there are stds that have a higher approval rating. some stds. maybe not all of them. don't you think that this is something that congress
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